Labor News

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SEIU, AFT join coalition to stop job discrimination vs. gays

"Embedding discrimination against LGBT Americans into our laws and workplaces is not only morally reprehensible, it also makes zero economic sense."

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Today in labor history: The murder of Frank Little

August 1, 1917: After organizing a strike against the Anaconda Copper Company, Frank Little was dragged by six masked men from his Butte, Mont., hotel room and hung from a railroad trestle.

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Palermo’s agrees to reinstate eight fired workers

The company also has agreed to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act and to hold a union election.

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St. Paul laundry workers picket for fair contract

About 240 Health Systems Cooperative employees, members of Workers United Local 150, have been working without a contract since March 31. A temporary extension of the previous contract expired July 14.

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Today in labor history: S.C. hospital workers win union recognition strike

For over three months, 400 African-American hospital workers, mostly women, walked off their jobs in protest over discrimination and the right to form a union.

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Pennsylvania American Water slapped by NLRB

Pennsylvania American Water, subsidiary of one of the nation's richest utilities, apparently isn't content with letting its executives feed at the ratepayers' trough, the Utility Workers note.

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Sweatshops in America? Yes, at T-Mobile call centers

T-Mobile call center employees are forced to work in a highly stressful setting that demands they meet unrealistic quotas with only a short amount of time to handle customer requests.

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Today in labor history: 100,000 march on D.C. for ERA

On July 9, 1978, over 100,000 marched on Washington D.C. in support of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Today in labor history: Labor organizer "Mother" Bloor born

On July 8, 1862, labor organizer and leading communist Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor was born on Staten Island, N.Y.

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Walmart’s firings lead lawmaker to author worker protection bill

Walmart's reversion to its normal widespread labor law-breaking has prompted Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., to introduce legislation to protect the workers.

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